2018 STEWARDSHIP – “Sharing God’s BLESSINGS”:
St. Paul’s Stewardship Season is in full swing and pledges are coming in and moving us closer to our 10% budget growth goal! Pledge cards are available in the Narthex and the church office or you can pledge online through the St. Paul’s website. We hope your family will join us in “Sharing God’s Blessings.” We will celebrate the conclusion of the Sharing God’s Blessings campaign with a Brunch in the Parish Hall on November 12, 2017 from
10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.-all are welcome to attend! Everyone who turns in a pledge card by 10:00 a.m. on Nov. 12 will be entered into a drawing for a free night’s stay at the Mayton Inn in downtown Cary-with champagne and dinner included.
A WHEELS4HOPE CAR BLESSING: Today during coffee hour, the St. Paul’s congregation is invited to join in celebrating a Wheels4Hope Car Blessing. We will present the keys of a Wheels4Hope Program Car to a local recipient. Financial contributions for vehicle repairs have been provided by St. Paul’s Outreach Program. Also, so far, this year 12 vehicle donations from St. Paul’s members or referrals from St. Paul’s members have been made! Wheels4Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping economically vulnerable families and individuals by providing them reliable, affordable vehicles. Many steps have occurred to prepare for this moment and it’s time to celebrate! See God’s work on wheels!
NEWCOMER CLASS: A Newcomer Class is underway for all who are interested in learning about St. Paul’s, the larger Episcopal Church, and opportunities in which to participate. The next meeting is Wednesday evening November 1, from 7:15-8:30 p.m., in the Youth Wing. The classes will be led by Rev. George Adamik, while other clergy and ministry leaders will come in to share about our many ministry groups. For more information, contact Frank and Anne Laney, at email@example.com or (919) 460-0835.
ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL FOR OUTREACH will be on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We need volunteers in all areas and bakers for the bake sale. Please leave your book donations in the hallway by the coat rack any time through November 3. To volunteer at the festival please use the link on our web page www.stpaulscary.org/festival, or contact Katie Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate your homemade baked goods to the bake sale, please use the link on our web page www.stpaulscary.org/festival, or contact Gail Duncan at email@example.com. Please leave your book donations in the hallway by the coat rack any time through November 3rd.
COFFEE HOUR MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS: The Memorial Garden Ministry is hosting coffee hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 service today. This ministry works to provide a beautiful, spiritual space for the interment of ashes and the remembrance of family and friends. Join them for coffee and snacks and to learn more about their ministry and our beautiful memorial garden.
Next week the annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Church following the 9:00 service. Please plan to attend to this important meeting to elect Vestry members and hear updates about our parish. There will not be a formal coffee hour in the Parish Hall, but coffee will be served by the Vestry in the narthex before the meeting.
ADULT FORMATION: Sunday Forum: What Does It Mean to Be Episcopalian? (Sundays in the Chapel, 10:15-11:00 a.m.) Join us this fall as we delve into the rich tradition of our faith. This Sunday, October 29, the Rev. George Adamik will lead a class on Baptism and Eucharist. Next Sunday, November 5, the St. Paul’s Annual Meeting will be held during this time. The forum will resume on Sunday, November 12.
Wednesday Study: Living the Way of Jesus–The Sermon on the Mount (October 4–November 1; Youth Wing, 6:00-7:00 p.m.). Join Gerri Batchelor and Joe Ryan as we make our way through the Sermon on the Mount, an amazingly thorough distillation of Jesus’ teachings. In this five-part program, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, and others reflect on the Sermon on the Mount considering their own faith journeys.
Adult Formation needs your help with setting up coffee hour. Minimal commitment one Sunday per month and training is available. Interested volunteers can contact Andrea Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 919-348-9599.
ASP FALL CHORE DAY NOVEMBER 11: Have a job at home that needs to get done? Need a garden mulched or yard raked? Need a garage cleaned? Let us help you! The youth of St. Paul’s are offering their services to raise money for their Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Mission Trip to Tennessee next summer. The ASP chore day will take place on Saturday, November 11 from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. . To sign up for a work crew to come to your home or if you have more questions, contact Susannah Vitaglione at email@example.com or call 919-619-5103.
CALLING ALL VETERANS – Let us thank you for your service. If you have served or currently serve in the U.S. military, St. Paul’s would like to recognize you on November 12, the Sunday after Veterans Day, by listing your name, branch of service, and rank at separation in a special insert in the bulletin. Please email that information to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 3 to ensure that you are included.
NOMINATE A VETERAN CAMPAIGN: St. Paul’s Veterans & Military Outreach ministry is seeking youth up to age 17 to share their experience with a veteran. Submissions may be in writing, in the form of poetry, in music or art form. Please include military member name, rank, branch of service, duty station, job description, and the reason why you submitted his/her name. You choose the topic of your Expression. Both the veteran and the youth author will be rewarded with movie tickets. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2017. All forms of expression must be either emailed to email@example.com or delivered to the church office by October 31, 2017.
CARE & SHARE: Looking for a short-term, meaningful way to serve? Our inreach ministry, Care & Share supports members of our parish family who are in need with supportive services. Among the things we offer is transportation to church services and medical appointments. We are always looking for people willing to drive to medical appointments. To find out more, please contact Melinda Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIFELONG LEARNING MINISTRY: “What to Do Instead of SCREAMING!!” is a workshop offering parents support and communication tips that can help us stay calm and clear as we help kids develop important life skills. The workshop will be Tues. Nov 7th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Chapel. RSVP to Jean S. Wittig, at email@example.com: if you need childcare, please contact Laura Gorman at Laura.Gorman@stpaulscary.org by Nov 3.
- The Children’s Little Brown Stewardship Basket is working toward our 2018 Note in the Pocket Sort Day, scheduled for June 3, 2018. We have collected $706.40 toward our goal of $3000.00.
- Sunday School continues today at 10:10 a.m. in the Education Building. All are Welcome!
- Children’s Chapel for children age 3 through 2nd grade will be held today at the 9:00 a.m. service. Immediately following the Collect children may follow the cross processional to the Youth Wing.
- Pumpkin Carving/Chili Cookoff/Carnival/Trunk or Treat is today, starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall! Join us for some old-fashioned fall fun!
- Get your PJs ready! Next Sunday we wear our PJs to church in honor of Daylight Savings Time changing!
- Children’s bulletins, crayon packs and pipe cleaners are available on the desk in the Narthex.
- The presence of children is a gift to the Church and children are always welcome in our services. If you feel the need, Nursery Care for babies and young children is available-please see an usher to escort you to the Nursery (Kids’ Club). Our Bride’s Room is located in the back of the Sanctuary and is open to anyone needing a place for a crying baby or restless child.
- Sunday School: The lesson today is entitled “Peace & Justice: Judges Who Are Just.” Middle School meets in the Youth Wing. Middle School meets in the Youth Wing (go straight there, snacks are provided) and High School meets in Room 10.
- Advent Play Practice 4:00-5:00 p.m.: We’ll pull you out of Carnival set-up for practice. Bring your script if you got one.
- EYC Tonight: Carnival 3:00-8:00 p.m. Come help with our Carnival It’s a fundraiser for our Middle School Mission trip to the Episcopal Farmworker’s Ministry each summer. It takes A lot of help, so plan to be here at 3:00 for set up and stay through clean-up (by 8:00). Wear a costume if you’d like. High Schoolers who are specifically helping with Trunk or Treat come at 4:30 to set up your cars.